Flashback – 2
Soldier: where are you heading?
Mother: to our house
Soldier looking at the teenage girl: what do you have in this bag?
He took the bag and dropped all the clothes on the floor and the girl felt so angry so mad…this soldier supposed to protect her not humiliate her…
She gathered the clothes, put them back in the bag tears in her eyes silent as a grave, and it was the day she stopped believing in the military motto….which supposed to be very noble and very respectful!
Mother: don’t be afraid now, just stay close to me
Girl: I’m not afraid
Mother: you just need to stay away from these green circles ok?
Girl: ok but what are these ?
Mother : walk now and I’ll tell you later.
The mother was walking fast grabbing her girl’s hand and looking up at the buildings from time to time anxious and terrified…
Girl: what’s up?
Mother: walk silently
We can hear random bullets, the Kalashnikov rythme is playing in my head, it became a music…I love to think it’s a music and not an ugly war!
Eventually we won this war! Oh We did! We were lucky we weren’t chosen randomly by the snipers! Luckier than many people who were chosen and killed in the same spot we crossed many times!
We won! We didn’t step on these land mines…we didn’t blow up
We won, we didn’t take any random bullet!
The war is over, we won because we are breathing but inside us there are many wars that need a peaceful closure…Will I ever win these wars?
H.A – January 2019